Archive for January 7th, 2011

InlandPolitics: ‘New direction’ or ‘business as usual’ for Rutherford?

Rutherford

Thursday, January 6, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.
Last Updated: January 6, 2011 – 08:25 p.m.

It’s Crunch time!

Just five more days and we’ll all know the answer to the big question.

Will newly-elected County Supervisor Janice Rutherford keep her campaign pledge of ethics and reform, or will it be ‘go along, get along” business as usual?

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By Jeannine Aversa, Ap Economics Writer – 30 mins ago

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sketched a more optimistic view of the economy Friday but said the Fed’s $600 billion bond-buying program is needed because unemployment will likely stay elevated for up to five more years.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Ten layoffs at DA office

10:54 PM PST on Thursday, January 6, 2011

By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY
The Press-Enterprise

District Attorney Paul Zellerbach has sent dismissal notices to 10 employees since taking office on Monday, including several workers in the executive division created by Rod Pacheco.

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The Sun: Highway 330 repairs may only take a year

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/06/2011 06:05:41 PM PST

Photo gallery: Highway 330 damage

A day after saying that Highway 330 repairs could take two years to finish, a Caltrans official said Thursday that he hoped his agency could fix the road in less than one.

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The Sun: State school chief declares emergency in education

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/06/2011 08:59:42 PM PST

California’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson can’t call in the National Guard, but he can declare a state of emergency for the state’s schools.

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Filippi

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 01/06/2011 05:13:06 PM PST

UPLAND – Upland Mayor John Pomierski has his sights on the newest councilman for comments he made regarding the city attorney’s performance.

Pomierski’s attorney, Robert Schauer, issued a statement on Pomierski’s behalf expressing concern over the comment Councilman Gino Filippi made in a article published Thursday.

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Mitzelfelt

Partnering with military industry, preparing job force among Mitzelfelt’s goals
January 06, 2011 5:12 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

SAN BERNARDINO • If 1st District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt meets his goals, 2011 will be the year for cultivating a stronger local workforce in booming job sectors, finally breaking ground on long-planned local corridors and strengthening the presence of defense industries in the High Desert.

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Perez

Trinidad Perez appointed to serve until 2012
January 07, 2011 9:04 AM
Natasha Lindstrom

ADELANTO • A former councilman ousted in November’s election was reinstated to the Adelanto City Council through an appointment on Thursday night.

The City Council unanimously chose Trinidad Perez out of 11 original applicants seeking to fill a seat left vacant when Councilwoman Cari Thomas was elected mayor.

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By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH and LOUISE STORY
Published: January 7, 2011

Federal regulators are investigating whether California violated securities laws and failed to provide adequate disclosure about its giant public pension fund, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation.

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SacBee: The Buzz: Norquist cites wisdom of Mandela, Brulte

Brulte

Capitol and California – State Politics
Published: Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

What do former Republican legislative leader Jim Brulte and former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela have in common – other than scoring huge ballot box wins in 1994?

They both made the text of a letter that anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist sent to GOP lawmakers on Thursday.

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California Watch
A Project of the Center for Investigative Reporting
Environment
January 7, 2011 | Joanna Lin

Just as Gov. Jerry Brown begins his term – after a pledge to create 500,000 green jobs – financial incentives are luring some California solar panel manufacturers to expand in other states.

This week, two Silicon Valley solar panel manufacturers announced they would build factories in southern states that offered business-friendly conditions and strong clean energy markets.

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